Tag: email marketing

Considering A Post-Lockdown Economy Drive?

Way back when, predating the Internet and email marketing by some years, I used to be part of a team that designed corporate imaging. We provided logos, letter headings, pretty but threatening invoices and colour coding for vans and retail outlets. It was lucrative but the inevitable predictable recession came as something of a surprise. … READ MORE »

The Positives And Negatives Of GDPR

This is not going to be an overview of the entire effects of the Regulations, but mainly how the provisions have affected email marketing. Many suggested, during the prolonged gestation of the GDPR, that the compromises forced on the regulators would ensure that it would be toothless and unfocused. Has this turned out to be … READ MORE »

The Second Anniversary Of The GDPR

A little more than two years ago we were concerned about the implications of the GDPR which, after a gestation period of some five years, had finally been implemented. The predictions were varied. Some suggested it would be just the thing to reassure customers and encourage them to join email marketing lists, while others suggested … READ MORE »

Triggered Emails Have Changed With Covid-19

Triggered emails, i.e. those sent when a specified occurrence occurs, are one of the mainstays of email marketing. Circumstances have changed due to the current pandemic response and we should consider extending the number of triggers in order to ensure we pick up every sale that is going. A classic example of a triggered email … READ MORE »

Target Your Campaigns On An Emotive Response

Emotions play a major factor in most decisions we make, from what wine to have with dinner to the model of fridge-freezer that we keep the food in. From the point of view of someone involved in email marketing, logic has very little impact. After all we go by our data and what's good for … READ MORE »

Email Marketing Benchmarking Post Lockdown

Benchmarks are great for improving our email marketing performance. They provide us with a means of comparison which are both reassuring and provide an indication of where we can improve. The target of us all is to beat our competitors. However, the statistics are only useful if they are accurate and with the current lack … READ MORE »

Impressions From Your Email Campaign

I was once tested to be a presenter on TV. Nothing dramatic, just the occasional few seconds on local news giving brief bits of information to people who were not really interested. We were given a list of things to consider. They were not necessarily what you might think would concern a presenter. I did … READ MORE »

Will Your Demographic Change Post Lockdown

The subscribers to your email marketing list suffered under the coronavirus pandemic and government lockdown. You have a choice. You can obviously retrench and work to those who have suffered least and you believe will probably continue buying, or you can try to reach your old level or may be even expand your customer base. … READ MORE »

Understanding Metrics And KPIs Post Lockdown

Your business circumstances have changed. The email marketing world post lockdown will ensure that, not only for you but for the subscribers to your email marketing lists as well. Carrying on as before is not an option. Your working practices will have to change to cope with the enforced new reality. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) … READ MORE »

Do Not Exploit The Trust Of Your Subscribers

There’s a fine line between expanding your current email marketing campaigns to sell items that will be useful for your customers during the coronavirus response and taking advantage of it for your own ends. It doesn’t help that the line is blurred. It is tempting to over-promote products or services such as vitamin supplements or … READ MORE »

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